The Human Factor

September 12, 2014

Two of my pieces “Motion Study” and “The In Between” are on display at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, in Fredericksburg, VA.

The exhibition “Human Factor” was curated by Joey P. Mánlapaz, and is on display until September 26th.

Information about the exhibit and juror can be found here.


Autumn Leaves Complete!

August 21, 2014

I may do some touching up in the week or so before drop off- but here are the “complete” Autumn Leaves portraits!

My first “Autumn Leaves” portrait is complete!

Seth Knopp

Seth, graphite and acrylic on claybord, 9 1/4 inches by 12 inches

A little bit about Seth (bio from Bruun Studios site)

Seth Knopp, (Baltimore, MD), is Artistic Director of Yellow Barn and the founder and Co-Artistic Director of its Young Artist Program. He serves as Artistic Director of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, a concert series at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas. He is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning Peabody Trio, Ensemble-in-Residence at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University where he serves as a member of the piano and chamber music faculties. As a member of the Knopp-Melançon Duo, he was a winner of the USIA Artistic Ambassador Competition, which resulted in tours throughout Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, and Japan. Seth has recorded on the CRI, Analekta, New World Records, and Artek labels.

A lovely article by Mike Giuliano about both exhibits at the Howard County Center for the Arts: “Digital Disclosure: UMBC Faculty Perspectives” and “Ordinary Woman” (curated by Diana Marta).

An excerpt from Mr. Giuliano about my work in particular: “… If most of the exhibiting artists make visually busy figures, the most striking  artwork in this show is the simplest. Nicole Buckingham’s “Nike’s Dress” is a  white plaster-coated wire mesh figure. Just as the ancient Greek sculptors  deftly carved marble in order to emulate the appearance of folds of cloth,  Buckingham has created a motionless plaster figure that seems full of life. Her  accompanying self-portrait is no more than an empty white wood frame, meaning  her female statue tells you all you need to know.”

Read more of the article here:,0,3085636.story#ixzz2rGP0VIGn

Ordinary Woman

January 13, 2014

The evite and an image of the show installed! Come celebrate the hard work of the artists for the reception on Friday, January 24th, from 6 to 8 pm at the HoCo Arts Center! (Snow Date: January 31st)